Iroquois Valley Farmland, REIT, PBC

   

Iroquois Valley was formed in Illinois in 2007 to provide land access to organic farmers. Since then, the Company has grown from one farm in Iroquois County to over 70 farms totalling 13,000 acres across 15 states.  Iroquois Valley raises capital from a broad range of investors, including individuals and institutions. As a Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corp, Iroquois Valley enables healthy food production, soil restoration, and water quality improvement.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Soil Restoration
  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Transition farmland to USDA Certified Organic
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Biodiversity increase
  • Flood management

Email Contact: John Steven Bianucci

jsbianucci@iroquoisvalleyfarms.com

BEST Plan – Advancing a Circular Bio-Economy via Environmental Sustainability

   

BEST Plan is a revolutionary waste-to-renewable energy, biofuels, and natural fertilizers project designed to protect precious land, air, and water resources. Utilizing state-of-the-art-patented technology and a unique cooperative business model, BEST Plan advances the establishment of a circular bio-economy for the environmentally sustainable management of protein and dairy production. A zero-emission on-farm and centralized reclamation facility system turns agricultural wastes into valuable renewable natural gas, eco-friendly biofuels, and carbon captured organic solid and liquid (NPK) fertilizers, with only remaining by-product – clean water!

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Certified or permanently protected land
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Energy Saved

Email Contact: Nicholas York

nick@bargertechltd.com

Buffalo Green Infrastructure Program

Buffalo Sewer Authority is launching a green infrastructure retrofit grant program as part of its Long Term Control Plan to reduce combined sewer overflow events. The grant program will provide incentives to private land owners to implement green infrastructure on their property that manage stormwater runoff and increase overall resilience to the impacts of climate change.

   

ESG OUTCOMES:

  • Nutrient Reduction
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Protection and restoration of streams and wetlands
  • Flood management

Email Contact: Kevin Meindl
kmeindl@buffalosewer.org

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If you are interested in participating in the Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform, please contact the Conference staff. The Platform project team includes experts in environmental metrics, project design, and public policy that can assist with developing and implementing projects. Participation in the Platform is completely free and voluntary.

Developers of investment products and strategies participating in the Platform are not affiliated in any way with the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers, the States, or Provinces and the developers are solely responsible for the management of those investment opportunities and strategies.